7 Places to see Winter Illuminations and Festive Light Shows near Wakefield this Christmas
Christmas is always magical, but here are a few winter illuminations and festive light shows planned within easy reach of Wakefield to help us make Christmas 2021 that bit more special!
Early booking advised for all the below.
Christmas at Temple Newsam
26th November 2021 – 2nd January 2022 (Various dates)
Enjoy a brand new after-dark illuminated trail through the festive grounds and gardens!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year when twinkling lights and seasonal sounds fill the air with festive fun. Discover sparkling tunnels of light, walk under giant baubles and beneath the trees illuminated in Christmas colours.
Temple Newsam Road, Leeds LS15 0AE
Belton House Christmas Lights
25th November 2021 – 2nd January 2022 (Various dates)
Belton will be transformed with sparkling lights, snowflakes and festive baubles adorning the trees. Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer, enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics.
Giant luminescent candles rising high into the night sky, a meadow of light shimmering, giant baubles, glowing flowers and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever-changing ribbons of colour.
High Road, Belton, Grantham, NG32 2LW
Rufford Abbey Country Park, Spectacle of Light
28th October – 14th November 2021
Follow the illuminations along the magical trail around Rufford’s grounds. See the garden of Glowing Spheres, the Kaleidoscope of Colour and the flickering Field of Fire! Also a chance to explore the Adventure Play Ground by night!
Rufford Abbey Country Park, Ollerton, NG22 9DF
Stockeld Park – Winter Illuminations, The Christmas Adventure
20th November 2021 – 4th January 2022
The award-winning Enchanted Forest comes to life after dusk as Stockeld Winter Illuminations.
Dazzling light effects, a captivating soundscape and animated installations come together through almost a mile of beautiful, ancient woodland in our Enchanted Forest.
This event takes place from dusk and is open for all ages, from children to grandparents!
Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN
Stockeld Park Photograph by Richard Walker – www.imagenorth.net
Winter Illuminations at Yorkshire Wildlife Park
19th November 2021 – 9th January 2022 (Various dates)
Explore a magical and immersive festival of light with ‘Winter Illuminations’ at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. This will be the biggest lantern display in Yorkshire! Featuring over 2,400 metres of illuminated trails filled with awe inspiring giant lanterns themed to animals, mystical beasts, fantasy creatures and much more.
Hurst Lane, Auckley, Doncaster DN9 3QY
RHS Garden Harlow Carr – GLOW
18th November – 29th December 2021
Enjoy a magical adventure at RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate, discovering spectacular light displays along your way. See iconic features such as Streamside, the Queen Mother’s Lake, Winter Walk, Doric Columns and Kitchen Garden glow with dazzling colours.
Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate HG3 1QB
Wollaton Hall Illumination Trail
Selected dates 26th November 2021 – 6th January 2022
A brand new trail for 2021 will bring new smiles of delight as the park is transformed into a magical wonderland, set to captivate visitors with awe inspiring illuminations.
Back after a sensational debut, Christmas at Wollaton once again promises a visually stunning multi-sensory experience.
Wollaton Park, Nottingham, NG8 2AE
Lightopia Festival, Manchester
18th November 2021 – 3rd January 2022
Lightopia is returning to Heaton Park, Manchester! Enjoy an award-winning and visually spectacular lantern and light festival. Explore interactive exhibits, immersive light installations, and the magical illuminated trail. This year’s event will also feature new creations to discover. New themes to uncover include a stand-out Christmas showcase, Astronomy display, and the immersive Musical City!
For ideas of places to see Santa in and around Wakefield click HERE.
For local light displays in and around Wakefield click HERE